Series I’ve Yet to Finish

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New to Margins? Let me sum up all my bookish rants for you: I HATE SERIES. I’m not even sure why! I was thinking the other day of all the series I’ve started and finished, and I think I’ve actually only completed two (Harry Potter & Twilight). I just never seem to like them, but I always want to be part of the fandom, so I usually read the first one to see how it is. Sometimes I read more, but very rarely do I get through all of them.

So this list was pretty easy for me to come up with. Prompt: Ten Finished Series That You’ve Yet To Finish.


Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan
WHERE I STOPPED: a few pages into book three, Titan’s Curse
WHY I STOPPED: I’m actually going to finish this series–I promised my husband! I just needed a break.

Divergent series by Veronica Roth
WHERE I STOPPED: After book one, Divergent.
WHY I STOPPED: I didn’t really like Tris and wasn’t interested in the story.

The Giver series by Lois Lowry
WHERE I STOPPED: a few pages into book three, Messenger
WHY I STOPPED: Everything felt so removed from the first book that I just couldn’t do it. The magic was gone.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series by Ann Brashares
WHERE I STOPPED: After book three, Girls in Pants
WHY I STOPPED: I remember being so bored and really struggling to finish book three, so I was done after that. I loved the first book, though.

The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater
WHERE I STOPPED: after book one, Shiver
WHY I STOPPED: I did not like the story.

The Ender Quintet by Orson Scott Card
WHERE I STOPPED: After book one, Ender’s Game
WHY I STOPPED: I absolutely hated everything about it.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series by Douglas Adams
WHERE I STOPPED: After book one, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
WHY I STOPPED: I actually really enjoy this book, I just never got around to reading the sequels.
Confessions of Georgia Nicolson series by Louise Rennison
WHERE I STOPPED: After book one, Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging
WHY I STOPPED: It seemed too juvenile to me.
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
WHERE I STOPPED: After book one (publication), The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
WHY I STOPPED: I should have read these when I was younger. I can’t really get into them now.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
WHERE I STOPPED: Somewhere within book two, The Reptile Room
WHY I STOPPED: I loved the first book, but I really struggled with the second and lost interest.
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So, tell me: Did I give up too early on any of these? Are there any that I MUST finish or give a second try? Also, tell me which series YOU haven’t finished! And tell me if you love series, hate series, or like them occasionally.

–Emily

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